Republics aren't democracies.
I see your point, but what then is a democratic republic?
Check "Going home" thread, from post #22 on :)
Yes, I've checked:). It is very interesting, thanks.
BTW: the name spells with either f or v, more often f I guess, but there are also other spelling versions of it.
Alcohol and fatty foods are more of a health risk that smoking
I don't think so. 70.000 people die every year of smoking-related deseases.
I agree that it's possible to manipulate statistics/surveys. But I also wouldn't undermine this one. I assume it was done professionally i.e. objectively (just my hope).
And about fatty foods and alcohol: both these things are not affecting other people as smoking is. Paraphrasing the perfect metaphore put before in the thread: Cigarettes create smoke, beer creates urine. If someone smokes, and this smoke gets to some non-smoking bloke sitting in the cafe and drinking his beer, should he then go and **** on you? Silly, brutal, shocking but gives a perspective, doesn't it.
Do feel free to explain why more than 50 pubs a week in Enland have been going out of business since the smoking ban.
I can try but do some hard work first:
1. When was the ban imposed?
2. Is it a total ban or similar to the one passed yesterday evening in Poland (a "ban" that gives even more freedom than now actually, e.g. smoking in schools, hospitals etc.)?
3. 50 pubs in England? If you count how many there are being opened at the same time then maybe there's a balance.
Why would smokers stop going to pubs? Why should they?? They will just go out every now and then for a smoke, that's it. Not much harm and the non-smoking company is happy too.